Equality and diversity
Black Lives Matter: Our statement
We oppose racial discrimination in any form and recognise the burden that systemic racism places on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and staff. We strive to be an open, fair, and egalitarian School that acknowledges and supports diversity in all aspects of life, while realising there is a lot more work for us to do.
We also recognise that Earth Sciences as a field suffers from a lack of diversity. Therefore, we are actively reviewing our practices and established structures to ensure that we are anti-racist and able to foster a diverse and inclusive community. We are committed to improving equality and diversity within our School and will soon publish an action plan to identify and eliminate biases with the ultimate aim of liberation and parity for all.
For more information about the University’s Action plan for Equality and Diversity: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences actively supports equality, diversity, and fairness. The School aims to create an inclusive professional environment, enabling all staff and students to reach their full potential. It operates under the University’s Equality and Diversity Inclusion Policy and continually reviews School policies in consultation with members of staff at all stages of their career. The School is against any kind of discrimination and harassment on any basis, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.
If you need to report or discuss any equality or diversity-related issues, please get in touch with one of the following:
- the School’s Equality and Diversity Officer, Dr Anouk Borst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- the Head of School, Professor Tony Prave (email@example.com)
- any other member of the School’s Equality and Diversity Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have suggestions for the School’s action plan, please contact one of the committee members, or send an email to email@example.com.
Athena SWAN started with the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) advancing representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in higher education. It was expanded to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) and now also covers professional and support staff as well as trans staff and students. Levels of the award are bronze, silver and gold.